USPHS AIANCOAC - Awards

USPHS American Indian Alaskan Native Commissioned Officer Advisory Committee - Awards



AIANCOAC sponsers awards for Officers, these awards are generally presented during the Annual COA conference. The Surgeon General has historically been responsible for presenting the Officers these awards.

Award recipients

Previous Award Recipients:

Leadership Award

  • 2014 LCDR Dawn Dineyazhe
  • 2013 CDR Sophie Two Hawk
  • 2012 CDR Dwayne Jarman
  • 2008 LCDR Michael J. Belgarde
  • 2007 CDR Celissa G. Stephens
  • 2006 CAPT Kurt M. Riley
  • 2005 Kathy A. Holcroft
  • 2004 RADM Charles C. Grim
  • 2003CAPT Kathleen Kinsey
  • 2002 LCDR Ronald R. West
  • 2001 CDR Greg A. Ketcher
  • 1998 CDR Robert E. Pittman

Annie Dodge Wauneka

  • 2014 CAPT Nancy Bill
  • 2013 LCDR Kibbie Conti
  • 2012 LCDR Erin A. Giles
  • 2008 CDR Cheryl A. Namtvedt
  • 2007 Lt Jodi Sparkman, LCDR Mike Lee, LCDR Ryan Schupbach, LCDR Tim Murray, CAPT Travis Watts
  • 2006 LT Yoland Burke-Dee
  • 2005 LT Brian R. Wren
  • 2004 Demitrius La Tocha
  • 2003 CAPT Darlene A. Sorrel
  • 2002 LCDR Carmen C. Clelland
  • 2001 LTJG Celeste L. Davis
  • 1998 CAPT Verna Schad

Junior Officer of the Year

  • 2014 LCDR Angela Battese
  • 2013 LT Dustin Joplin
  • 2012 LCDR Randy Saria
  • 2008 LCDR Rolanda Sandoval
  • 2007 LTJG Carmelita A. Darwin
  • 2006 LCDR Carol R. Vondall
  • 2005 LCDR Amy Holder
  • 2004 LCDR Dawn A. Kelly
  • 2003 LTJG Evangeline Pablo

Senior Officer of the Year

  • 2014 CDR Cara Nichols
  • 2013 CAPT Angel Wilson
  • 2012 CDR Karen Romancito
  • 2007 CAPT Dawn L. Wyllie
  • 2006 CDR Carmen C. Clelland
  • 2005 CDR Richard S. Harris
  • 2004 CDR Jeannette P. Stubberud
  • 2003CDR Patricia A. Hawk

Flag Officer of the Year

  • 2007 RADM Richie K. Grinnell
  • 2006 RADM Robert Pittman
  • 2005
  • 2004 No Awardee
  • 2003 RADM Robert Harry, Jr.

Submit completed applications to the Awards Coordinator:

LCDR Randy Saria
AIANCOAC Membership Subcommittee Chair
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
4212 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone (602) 263-1200 X1238
Fax (602) 200-5259



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